Arsenal update – Is Stephan Lichtsteiner a target?

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Arsenal have had major defensive problems this season, injuries galore and so Talksport believe that Arsene Wenger will make some signings in January to sort this. One at the top of the list is Juventus’ right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. Lichtsteiner is a Swiss international who joined Juventus in June 2011 for €10m from Serie A rivals Lazio. Lichtsteiner made 100 league appearances …

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Liverpool update – Marco Reus to make sensational move?

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Speculation around the future of German international Marco Reus has been rumbling on for months, now The Metro believe that Liverpool are favourites to land his signature. The Daily Express understand Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Reus. Marco Reus has been in contract talks with his current employers Borussia Dortmund for a few months now but it appears …

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United & Liverpool all want Bakkali

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Those of you who play FIFA or Football Manager will certainly heard of PSV Eindhoven’s 18-year-old winger Zakaria Bakkali. The young Belgian has a whole host of European clubs looking at him, including Premier League sides Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Bakkali joined PSV in 2008 as a 12-year-old and grew up through the club’s academy. He spent some …

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Tom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

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Tom Ince… What can be said? Daddies boy? Full of potential? A major flop? Well maybe all three count? Son of the famous Paul Ince, Tom was offered a chance to play regular Premier League football with Cardiff City in the summer of 2013 but turned them down as he was awaiting a Liverpool move. This summer he turned down …

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Manchester United – Falcao wanted Juventus move?

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Manchester United pulled off one of the signings of the summer when the pulled paid £6m to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on loan from AS Monaco. Now the London Evening Standard report Juventus were actually the preferred destination of the world renowned forward. Falcao, 28-years-old, began his career at Colombian minnows Lancers Boyacá before moving on to Argentinean giants River …

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Arsenal update – Hummels close to Arsenal switch?

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Manchester United were linked heavily linked to Mats Hummels over the summer as the club were desperate for a new centre-back. The move didn’t materialise and so Hummels would remain at Borussia Dortmund but now the Daily Star link the defender to Arsenal. The 25-year-old German international has been rumoured to fancy a Premier League move for a number of …

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Southampton – Chase begins for Spurs youngster!

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Southampton had their squad decimated in the summer transfer window as the squad that established them as a solid Premier League side was sold, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers all moved on, as did manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham Hotspur. Now though Southampton sit second in the Premier League after 9 matches and look …

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Spurs want Southampton ace

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be monitoring England and Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez according to the Telegraph. The latest news from White Hart Lane concerning the transfer market is that Pochettino will ask Daniel Levy if they can launch a January bid for Rodriguez. Spurs were rumoured to be nearing a deal to sign the former Burnley striker in …

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Zinedine Zidane hit with 3 month coaching ban

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France and Real Madrid legend, Zinedine Zidane has been slapped with a 3 month coaching ban after breaching Spanish Football Federation rules in regards to a lack in the sufficient qualifications. Zidane is in charge of “Castilla”, Real Madrid’s reserve side. However, the Spanish Football Federation have discovered that Zidane has been coaching the side without the correct qualifications and …

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Leeds United set to announce Redfearn as new manager

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Leeds United are set to make Neil Redfearn as their permanent appointment as the manager of the club according to reports from BBC Sport. A verbal agreement is said to have taken place, but the formalities of signing documentation is to follow accordingly. Redfearn is set to replace Darko Milanic who was sacked on Saturday by owner Massimo Cellino after just …

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Blackpool sack manager

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Blackpool have sacked their manager Jose Riga after a torrid start to the Championship season for the Belgian. Riga started the season with just 6 senior players in his ranks after a mass exodus at Bloomfield Road. Blackpool chairman, Karl Oyston said to BBC Sport “We couldn’t leave the decision any longer to give someone else the opportunity to help us work …

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Ballon d’Or list announced – who made the cut?

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FIFA have released their 23-man short-list that will go head to head to be crowned world player of the year, 2014. The Premier League is represented by 5 players; Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Yaya Toure. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has been nominated and is the only player from the Home Nations who made the cut. …

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Tottenham update – World Cup winner Kramer chased

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Mauricio Pochettino saw his Tottenham Hotspur side slump to another loss on Sunday afternoon as they were humiliated in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at White Hart Lane. The Metro believe midfielder Christoph Kramer will now be a target in January. 23-year-old Christoph Kramer has 8 German caps and was in the squad of the winning World Cup side …

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QPR – Owner mocks Taarabt & Redknapp with snap

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Last week we saw QPR’s manager Harry Redknapp accuse his winger Adel Taarabt of being three stone overweight, something that the club’s owner Tony Fernandes was angry at. Taarabt responded with a topless picture showing his flat stomach and now the Daily Mail contains a picture from Fernandes’ Instagram of his topless selfie. Adel Tarrabt insisted he is fit to …

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Man United – Robin Van Persie “stupid” for celebration

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Manchester United managed to hold Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw yesterday as Robin Van Persie equalised in injury time. However, his extravagant celebration and removal of his shirt has been branded “stupid” by his manager Louis Van Gaal. Manchester United earned the vital point late on after Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel Di Maria and picked up his …

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Clint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

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Clint Dempsey was a popular figure in the Premier League during his spells for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, now the World Cup star with his country USA, is ready to return according to the Daily Mirror. Clint Dempsey is currently employed by MLS side Seattle Sounders and as his season across the pond comes to a close it is believed …

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Arsenal update – Gunners to miss out on striker target

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Arsenal are set to miss out on their 28-year-old target, André-Pierre Gignac as the striker gets ready to agree a new contract with Ligue 1 club Marseille. The Metro believe this will end the Gunners’ pursuit of the Frenchman. Gignac began his professional career with FC Lorient in 2002, making his league debut in August 2004. He would make 51 …

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Arsenal Update – Arsenal want Barcelona starlet

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Arsenal are set to swoop for Barcelona starlet Pedro after it has been reported that the Spaniard wants out of the Nou Camp. The 27-year-old winger has expressed his desire to leave the Spanish outfit as he is finding it hard to retain first team football with the additions of Suarez and Neymar. According to the Express, Pedro has handed …

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Premier League Team of the Week

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Brandish are now launching a Monday “Premier League Team of the week” after reviewing each team over the weekends matches. Here is this weeks best XI… Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Chelsea shot-stopper Courtois was on sensational form against rivals Manchester United as the two met in yesterday’s fiery clash at Old Trafford. Courtois, however, remained, calm and composed as he expertly …

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